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Knees Please

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Saturday 12/4/2021 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
$45.00 Knees Please - Fall 2021

The co-op member fee for this workshop is $40. Not a member? Learn more and join today.

In this workshop we will look at the anatomy of the knee joint as it distributes the weight of the body down to the feet. The knees can be impacted by misalignment and tightness in the hips above and the feet/ankles below. These patterns of misalignment can, over time, lead to pain and repetitive stress symptoms. Using yoga poses, corrective exercise, self massage and movement exploration we will explore our individual knee habits and address tightness and/or weakness above and below. In this way, we will start to bring our knees back to a more balanced alignment that has the potential to alleviate pain and lead to better function. Those with diagnosed knee injuries (meniscus tears, arthritis, ligament tears, tendonitis, etc.) are welcome to attend as long as cleared by your medical professional. 

This workshop will be taught in a hybrid format—students may choose to join in person or online. It will also be recorded, and registered students will be able to access the video for two weeks following the live workshop date.

Suggested props for this workshop include a blanket, a strap and two yoga blocks. For students attending in person, props are available at the studio.

Alex Phelan

As a Yoga Alliance certified E-RYT 500, Alex has been teaching yoga since 2009 and completed over 1,000 teaching hours. Exploring within the diverse traditions of yoga has been a profoundly transformative experience for her, and she aims to share her own sense of wonder and empowerment with each of her students and clients.

In 2017, Alex helped to launch the 200HR Circle Yoga Teacher Training as a founding lead trainer. In her role as teacher trainer, she is passionate about providing trainees with the skills they need to offer yoga beyond the confines of a traditional studio or gym setting. This includes understanding the anatomical basis for asana in a holistic, mindful and balanced way.

Since 2019, Alex has been enrolled in the Masters of Science in Yoga Therapy program at the Maryland University of Integrative Health with an anticipated graduation as a yoga therapist in July of 2021. She has worked in a variety of settings, from physical therapy clinics to yoga studios to community and workplace sites. All of these experiences infuse her approach to ensuring that each student or client is offered a balanced practice that is appropriately challenging and matched to their needs and goals.